A LONG TRADITION OF LEGAL EXPERTISE AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

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Ben Samuelson is a trial lawyer engaged in a broad civil litigation practice including medical malpractice defense, hospital liability defense, insurance defense, dram shop claims, construction litigation and business disputes. He's practiced in Illinois and Iowa state courts since 2001. Ben grew up in Davenport and moved back after graduating from law school in Chicago. In addition to the full time practice of law he has been continuously involved in legal and community activities.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Dram Shop
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Business & Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000
  • Iowa, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 2000
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Constitutional Law Moot Court Team
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1997
    • Major: Economics
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1997
    • Honors: Honors Program
    • Major: Religion
    • Minor: Business

Classes/Seminars

  • “Valuing Personal Injury Cases”, Scott County Bar Association Annual Seminar, December 2016
  • “Liens on Tort Settlements and Judgments in Illinois and Iowa”, Rock Island County Bar Association, October 2015
  • “Attorney Communications with the Public in Social Media”, Deere & Company, June 2013
  • “New Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct”, Deere & Company, January 2010
  • “Admission of Medical Bills in Personal Injury Cases”, Rock Island County Bar Association Annual Seminar, October 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • 2013 Rock Island County Bar Association, Justice Thomas Kilbride Award recipient
  • 14th Judicial Circuit Arbitrator

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Scott County Bar Association, Executive Counsel, 2016 – 2021, President 2021
  • Rock Island County Bar Association, Board of Managers, 2015 - 2017
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Board Member, 2016-2018
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois and Iowa State Bar Associations

Pro Bono Activities

  • Quad Cities Rush, Board of Directors, 2014 - Present, President, 2017 - Present
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) 14th Judicial Circuit, Board of Directors, 2014 - 2019
  • Moline Centre Partners, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2009
  • Quad City Insurance Golf League, Treasurer, 2004 - 2009